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Nam June Paik

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Nam June Paik
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBaek Nam-jun
McCune–ReischauerPaek Nam-jun

Nam June Paik (July 20, 1932 – January 29, 2006) was a Korean-born American artist. He is often thought to be the first video artist.[1]

In 1971, he made a cello out of three television sets and some cello strings. Then he got a famous cellist to play the cello.[2]

Starting with his debut, he started the neo-dadaism movement. In 2006, he died of natural causes.

References[change | change source]

  1. Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort, The New Media Reader, MIT Press, 2003, p227. ISBN 0262232278
  2. Cox, Michael (1997). Awful Art. Scholastic Children's Books. ISBN 0-590-19262-0.